Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit

Description of product

Altera® Cyclone® IV GX FPGA Development Kit provides a comprehensive, best-in-class design environment to quickly begin developing low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs. This kit helps to shorten your product’s development cycle so that you can meet your product’s time to market and production milestones. With this platform, you can:

  • Develop and test PCI Express® Gen1 x1, x2, x4 endpoint designs using the Cyclone IV GX PCI Express hard intellectual property (IP) and PCI-SIG® -compliant board
  • Develop and test multi-lane protocol bridging designs using on-board DDR2 memory and through its expansion capability, the high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors. There are over 30 different HSMCs available through Altera partners and supporting protocols such as CPRI, SATA, and SDI.
  • Come up to speed quickly with your FPGA design by reusing the example designs provided by the kit's Board Test System.
  • Use the kit´s host board as design model for your product’s low-cost and low-power board.
  • Featured device

    • Cyclone IV GX EP4CGX150N FPGA in a F896 package

    Configuration status and set-up elements

    • Passive serial (PS) configuration via a MAX® II EPM2210 CPLD and flash memory
    • On-board USB-BlasterTM download cable using Quartus® II Programmer

    Clocks

    • On-board clock oscillators: 50 MHz, 100 MHz (programmable), and 125 MHz
    • SMA connectors for external clock input
    • SMA connectors for clock output

    General user input and output

    • LEDs
    • LCD display
    • Push button and dual in-line package (DIP) switches

    Memory devices

    • 128-megabytes (MB) DDR2 SDRAMs with a 32-bit data bus
    • 64-MB sync flash and 4-MB SSRAM

    Component and interfaces

    • PCI Express edge connector
    • 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 connector
    • Two HSMC connectors
    • Power measurement circuitry

    Power

    • Laptop DC input
    • PCI Express edge connector power

    Other features

    • PCI Express short card form factor
    • RoHS-compliant

    Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Board Block Diagram